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Poster: Tyler Date: Apr 12, 2005 3:58am
Forum: etree Subject: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

just was curious.. as in my field of vision, all my friends are tapers and traders, and know what archive.org, etree, and all that is.. so converting files, uploading, all that is second nature to us..

then i found out a friend of mine who knows nothing of the taping / trading world mentioned she liked jack johnson.. i downloaded a really great recording (2001-08-22. thanks alex!) and gave it to her the next time I saw her, just as a gift to say thanks for being a cool person.. and just the reaction was unreal when I described the archive and where I got it from... she couldn't believe I could just download any of these taped shows from the past years and years.. she told her dad about it who is a big dead-head, he logs on and called me to personally say he couldn't believe his eyes.. 'all the years of my youth in audio form. thank you!' .. it was just a cool story and was wondering if anyone has turned their non-trading friends onto the archive and what the reaction has been?

thanks for being such a great resource archive.org! This truely is the library of congress for capturing the live sounds of concerts of our history..

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Poster: Havergill Milk Date: Apr 12, 2005 5:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

That is a cool story. I think if there was a Nobel Prize for good deeds/projects that have benefited people regarding the arts, then my vote would without hesitation go to archive.org. I had a similar reaction when I found it too. I had collected tapes from 1980 through the final years, and had my first collection stolen (Wolfeboro, NH) back in 1986. That was around a hundred tapes. I was so depressed. Then began accumulating many over the years. Now, I have gotten an ext. hard drive and am giving my tapes away to people who miss hearing the Dead, who are clueless, who are skeptical, who are into improvised/daring live music, etc. etc. Giving is important. I recommend people give their tapes to people who would enjoy them. Except for of course the tapes that aren't on the archive site yet. I'll hold on to those for sure. I love Democracy Now and the speeches are valuable as well. I am looking for more major artists to allow their music on the site. It would be nice to see some Jazz artists allow their music on here. Many are unaware that there are many excellent tapers out there who record Jazz. Maybe I'll start sending letters to Ornette, Pharoah, and some free-improv people and see what happens. Peace, Love, and Silliness to you all. This is the greatest site! Thanks for so much great music!!

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Poster: Unstoppable Drew Date: Apr 12, 2005 5:56am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

If you like jazz, be sure to check out the Sled Dogs here on the archive.
http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&mode=mp3&cat=Sled%20Dogs

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Poster: HellnBucket Date: Apr 12, 2005 12:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

I never tell anyone about LMA.On purpose. Call me greedy but with download times already taking a hit at peak hours I figured the last thing we need is MORE users(patrons?)especially newbies. I get bummed when I read the IA stats and graphs and see so many new users.I'm happy to share what I've been getting with other worthy heads I know but them not being clued into where it came from works well for me. 1) they're not clogging the archive 2) getting a few buds or drinks as thanks from grateful friends isn't so bad. In the end thier happy, and I'm very happy. As I said call me greedy but I'm just looking out for number one.

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Poster: Uncle Jimmy Date: Apr 13, 2005 2:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

"worthy heads"? as in someone who has ears?
"clogging the archives"? come on.

good luck with that attitude. let me know when you graduate from middle school.

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Poster: Tyler Date: Apr 13, 2005 2:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

please keep it cool guys.. and keep it to my original thread topic..

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Poster: Uncle Jimmy Date: Apr 13, 2005 2:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

whatever. that's a lame attitude and i don't mind saying so. yes, i tell people that are interested but don't know about taping.
i think it's great, and greedy, selfish people have as much right to their opinion as anybody, but i think the previously stated attitude about "looking out for #1" stinks.

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Poster: Unstoppable Drew Date: Apr 12, 2005 4:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

I tell everyone I know that likes music to check out the Archive. I know several of them have come here and gotten shows on my recomendations.

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Poster: thelandlady Date: Apr 12, 2005 5:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Have you spread the archive to non-trading-world-savey friends?

I pull stuff all the time for friends...then they ask where I got it from. Most people are pretty overwhelmed by this place when they find it...